Grade:  14                                                                                           Pay Rate: $65,381.79 - $80,223.05 per year

Hours Per Week: 40                                                                          FLSA Status: Exempt

Job #: 083-17                                                                                                            

Job Summary:

Coordinates juvenile delinquency and crime prevention services for Native American youth ages 10-17 years of age including risk factor identification and analysis and prevention activities, anti-gang education, truancy and drop-out prevention, after school programs, drug and alcohol use prevention, positive life styles and Tribal and Native American cultural education. The manager will work with tribal departments, county juvenile officers, juvenile, peer and sanction courts and diversion programs, local law enforcement, and other groups to develop resource network for Native American at-risk and court involved youth.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs, implements, and maintains a comprehensive youth prevention program.
  • Develops and ensures program policy, procedures, and standards are maintained
  • Responsible for compilation of program’s annual reports, operating budget, preparation of all monthly fiscal reports, and participation in the organization’s overall budget process.
  • Determines goals and activities by analyzing all issues and information and assessing the impact of proposed policy on the provision of services to consumers and staff by ensuring that practices are formulated and administered
  • Provides leadership and policy direction in the administration of the program by assessing and evaluating the quality of services provided.
  • Designs and implements performance based educational and cultural activities, and monitors delinquency rates and recidivism.
  • Designs youth activities and prevention education in collaboration with other internal and external programs.
  • Works with the local county government including juvenile officers, probation officers, juvenile courts, and with peer panels and sanction courts on community service assignments, mentoring and cultural education.
  • Works with Education staff on truancy and drop-out prevention and after school activities.
  • Coordinates with Tribal office staff in scheduling activities and provides youth activities in Portland and other sites including evenings and occasionally on weekends.
  • Collects, monitors and reviews juvenile delinquency risk factor indicators for program design and development.
  • Maintains program data and provides reports on project milestones.
  • Develops cooperative relationships with other involved agencies.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of evidence based prevention best practice.
  • Writes, monitors and maintains contracts and agreements
  • Provides representation of Programs at federal, Tribal, local, state, and regional levels
  • Negotiates with involved agencies or entities to ensure appropriate funding and services are met
  • Meets with State of Oregon, Oregon Youth Authority and Oregon Health Authority and county, state and federal programs to advocate for Tribal program needs.
  • Provide information and advocates to Tribal Council.
  • Prepares and submits annual required grant reports to appropriate state and federal agencies.
  • Monitors compliance and use of grants and budgets.
  • Maintains Federal, State and Tribal laws.
  • Mediates consumer complaints or appeals.
  • Maintains knowledge of program’s caseload and event planning.
  • Responsible for overall outcome of client services.
  • Attends State and Federal trainings pertaining to prevention programs.
  • Maintains correspondence with both internal and external agencies.
  • Represents the Youth Prevention Program by participating in activities in the community.
  • Directs, reviews, and approves the program’s fiscal year budget requests by determining priorities among requests from staff and the needs of the program’s work activities and clients.
  • Participates in Family Unity Meetings, Department Meetings.
  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Ensures the hiring, training, promoting, assigning, disciplining and discharging of employees are in accordance with Tribal Law, including without limitation, the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO).
  • Assures staff adherence to all policies and procedures, work, safety and administrative rule, Tribal Law and State Regulations.
  • Serves as a mentor, as requested, for Tribal career development
  • Provides regular staff meetings for the project; communicates through the chain of command; evaluates staff input; effectively communicates orally and in writing.
  • Provides leadership to staff.
  • Applies a comprehensive personnel development method of staff training and mentoring, provides coaching and counseling, evaluates staff through initial six-month period, and then through annual Tribal performance evaluations.
  • Provides effective and constructive feedback on work performance.

Education, Experience, and Licenses:

  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in human services or related area and two (2) years of supervisory experience.

  • OR equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Possess Prevention Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment

  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Requires working knowledge of evidence based prevention best practice.
  • Skill in budget management, supervisory skills, technical writing, and team leading, and working group facilitation.
  • Requires a First Aid and CPR Certificate.
  • Must have good written and oral communication.
  • Must have excellent networking and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have computer skills.
  • Requires excellent case management skills.
  • Requires demonstrated human relations and counseling skills.
  • Requires an ability to maintain and protect confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of the tribal dynamics of interpersonal relationships; knowledge of a broad range of community based programs, operations, and standards of practice.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; plan, organize and prioritize tasks; prepare grant funding proposals; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, tribal programs, and other tribal employees; work independently; plan and implement projects.
  • Must have conflict resolution skills
  • Must have independent decision making skills.
  • Must have the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced and stressful environment.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture and customs, psychology, and social work required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.
  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.
  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.
  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 20 pounds.
  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.
  • Supports a safe work environment by performing all duties in accordance with Tribal safety policies and procedures, and Emergency Management Plan. 
  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.
  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during Emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.
  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required. National travel is seldom.
  • This position is a mandatory reporter of child abuse and/or neglect.

 Background Check:

Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.